Caladenia septuosa D.L.Jones 1991 SUBGENUS Arachnorchis

Lip Detail Photos by Colin and Mischa Rowan and their Retired Aussies Website

Part Shade Cold LATE Winter EARLIER Spring

Common Name The Early Autumn Caladenia Caladenia - The Koppio Spider Orchid

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

Found in south Australia on the Eyre Penninsula in scrubby woodlands at elevations of 120 to 300 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a single, linear, pubescent leaf that blooms in the late winter and earlier spring on an erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Arachnorchis septuosa (D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2001; Calonema septuosum (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001; Calonemorchis septuosa (D.L.Jones) Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Arachnorchis septuosa photo fide;